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What the world can learn from Brazilian coral reefs

Unlike Australia, coral reefs in Brazil haven’t seen any mass mortality events related to bleaching so far. Could Brazilian corals hold the key to more resilient reefs?

Boys born to smoking fathers have reduced sperm count

A small Swedish study suggests that it may be harmful to the foetus if fathers-to-be smoke.

How sleep washes away our worries

New Book: Why you often feel better after a good night's sleep.

Making sense of Big Data

UiB researcher Saket Saurabh embarks on a new ERC funded project, aiming to revolutionise how we handle, utilise and compress Big Data.

Mum's habits determine their children’s weight

A mother's weight influences that of their kids, but Dad’s choices appear to be less influential.

Restriction on pollution helps: Infertile snails have recovered along the Norwegian coast

For 27 years, NIVA has monitored TBT and reproductive disorder – so called imposex – in dogwhelk along the Norwegian coastline.

A single personality trait is the foundation for almost all mental illness: study

A range of various mental illnesses, such as depression, substance abuse, and psychosis, are linked to the same personality trait, research suggests.

Sea cucumber are a prized Asian delicacy. Norway wants to farm them for export.

In China they call them the "ginseng of the sea.” But before Norwegians can transform their humble red sea cucumber into an export product, they first have to figure out how to catch or farm them.

Norwegian farmers keep tabs on cattle with GPS

British and continental beef cattle have not been bred to thrive in Norwegian forests. But they're doing well, according to the researcher who has used GPS to help track their grazing patterns for three summers.

Norwegian trees can power our jets

As much as 20 per cent of jet fuel burned in Norway in 2030 could be biofuel made from the country’s forest residues. This alone could cut greenhouse gas emissions from Norway’s aviation sector by 17 per cent.